Before & After: An Outdated Desk Goes Gorgeous and Girly

published Jul 14, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This looks like your grandmother’s desk, right? Well, it was someone’s grandmother’s desk until Erin bought it cheaply on Craigslist and totally re-envisioned it for her daughter, Sydney.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Fabulous, no? (And I really didn’t think she could save that brass plated stool.) The aqua paint choice is perfect and she did a great job bringing this desk back to life. As you can see, when the desktop is up, there is a warren of small cubbies for her daughter to store jewelry and other treasures.

See more of this beautiful desk on Erin’s blog Chasing Tiny Toes. She walks you through the painting process (cleaning, priming, painting and a gloss finish) and you can see the pretty scented paper that she lined the drawers with which ties in the purple chair.

Thanks Erin!